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Re: Postfix | Upgrade

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 09:57:13AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Ethan" == Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:
>     Ethan> the problem is most likely that /usr/sbin/postdrop is not
>     Ethan> setgid postdrop.
> >From memory, there is a debconf question about this. Perhaps the
> response to the question was wrong, in which case the poster may have
> problems on future upgrades?

it could be another broken debconf package that doesn't allow you to
reconfigure your system except through debconf.  ie he chose `world
writable maildrop' on install, and then changed it to non-world
writable maildrop manually later.  then postfix was upgraded and just
blew away his configuration.. but it doesn't look like thats what
happened.  looks more like a fluke malfunction of the postinst.  

> (but it still should work even if you say you don't want postdrop
> setgid. hmmm....)

it will, but you must change two other things on the system:

/var/spool/postfix/maildrop MUST be mode 1733 (its 1730 for sgid mode)
/etc/postfix/postfix-script MUST be a symlink to /etc/postfix/postfix-script-nosgid

Ethan Benson

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